One geopark, English Riviera Geopark, from UK has become of the Global Network of National Geoparks under UNESCO. Its acceptance into the network was announced on September 17, at the 7th European Geopark Network Open Conference. The Global Network of National Geoparks under UNESCO has now 53 members (September 2007), which are presented in 17 Member States.
The English Riviera Geopark has the unique distinction of being the world's first urban Geopark. Situated within the stunning, rolling hills of South Devon, its geology has created the beautiful coastline of today, which fundamentally links the rich diversity of landscape with wildlife, people and culture.